Program Manager

Mental Health Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 168 days ago

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Our Center Star Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program offers 24-hour community-based treatment for individuals with a criminal
justice background who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. All clients of Center Star ACT are eligible to receive medication management and monitoring, therapy, drug and alcohol counseling, case management, vocational rehabilitation, peer counseling and support, and housing services.

Position Description

Incumbent will serve as Program Manager for Adult Mental Health Justice Integrated Services and Supported Housing with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team for persons who have been or are in the justice system and received mental health services while in detention. The Program Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the program including ensuring quality of services, staff management, leadership and supervision, financial matters, administrative activities, record keeping, safety, and compliance with the County of San Diego contract requirements and the Mental Health Systems, Inc. Personnel Policies and Program Manager responsibilities. The program Manager demonstrates a strong working knowledge of best practices in case management, biopsychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, and CCISC principles of integrated services for co-occurring disorders.


  • Responsible for overall program operations, including fiscal and administrative management, quality assurance, implementation of policies and procedures, and overall contract compliance.
  • Oversees quality of clinical and other direct services, ensuring adherence to best practices and highest professional standards.
  • Recruits, assesses and recommends candidates to fill vacant positions. Fully implements affirmative action, equal opportunity and cultural diversity at the recruitment level.
  • Implements the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Works to promote safety in the work place and takes action as necessary to correct unsafe situations.
  • Supervises and coaches staff and develops and implements ongoing staff training and development program.
  • Adhere to program budget and review monthly operating statement to ensure financial integrity.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate financial records including petty cash fund.
  • Consult with Vice President regarding financial issues.
  • Overseeing all potential sources of revenue to ensure maximum recovery.
  • Supervising accurate data collection, compilation and record keeping; prepares contractually requiredreports.
  • Functions as program liaison with SD County Mental Health Services, SD County Alcohol and Drug Services, and communitybased
  • organizations, representing the agency as directed by Vice President at meetings and committees.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master of Arts or a Master of Sciences degree in a social services field. Licensure as an LCSW, MFC or Psychologist in the State of California, preferred.
  • Excellent organization and administration experience.
  • Five years of experience working with mentally ill and dually diagnosed populations in a case management program.
  • Two years of supervisory experience in a similar work setting.
  • Experience in individual and group counseling.